Tesla Model S-Like Changan Raeton CC Concept – Photos & Videos
The Raeton CC Concept unveiled in Shanghai by Changan, one of the largest carmakers in China, reminds us of the Tesla Model S.
It’s a massive four-seater, with suicide doors, hiding handles, and red LEDs across the rear.
Changan boasts that acceleration from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 4.1 seconds.
We do wonder how the Raeton CC Concept can be so quick with only 123 kW peak power and 335 Nm of torque available from the permanent magnet synchronous motor (according to the press release). The concept is AWD. There must be some catch, like higher power, more motors or ICE back-up. The conventional, already-in-production Raeton has a 1.8 or 2.0-liter gas engine.
“Designed to Change the world: Introducing the Raeton CC Concept
Expectations were high for Changan’s new concept car, the Raeton CC. This concept vehicle is built around a permanent magnet synchronous motor (with a maximum power output of 123kW, maximum torque is 335 Nm, and a 650v stable voltage supply). Acceleration runs from 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds, enough to meet any car enthusiast’s demand for power and speed. Its internal computing system with human behavior simulation data in line with driver behaviors enables it to have an intelligent driving.
For the Raeton CC’s wave and flow design language, concept designers looked to all the natural stages of water as inspiration. From the morning mist, to the flow a simple stream, to the powerful formations found within valley sized Artic glaciers, the organic lines from these natural forms were developed and interpreted into the striking new Raeton CC. The shape of the concept car’s delicately layered grille reflects the forms found in the traditional Chinese Cauldron Tripod (鼎, Dǐng). The concept’s overall wave and flow shape, matched with the details in the grille allows for the clever integration of existing forms into a unique corporate designing language.
With the release of the Raeton CC, Changan is signaling its new vehicle family design direction. This new direction will bring Changan into a new automobile age where Chinese vehicles are distinguished by attractive and vibrant global designs, with unique touches that reflect China’s rich past and future.”